- • Daily management of the project (monitoring of progress; communication between partners and with the EC; financial management; reporting; decision making; conflict management)
- • The organization of meetings (Executive Board meetings, Full Consortium meetings, External Advisory Board meetings)
- • Synthesis of project results
DELIVERABLE: D 1.1 EGDI-Scope Minutes of Meetings
DELIVERABLE: D 1.2 Internal Progress reports EGDI-Scope
Contact Person: Rob van der Krogt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Potential stakeholders will be contacted on an individual basis in order to get:
- • An indication of their interest in the project
- • An agreement of their level of involvement
- • A dedicated contact person
Based on this analysis, a stakeholder panel will be assembled. This panel will be represented by c. 5 organisations and should throughout the project be consulted regularly in order to ensure that the project is on the right track.
Besides the members of the stakeholder panel, other interested organisations will be involved based on their indicated level of engagement. In total three groups of stakeholder will be identified:
- • Stakeholder Panel: The core group of stakeholders
- • List A: Organisations that should be invited to workshops and considered for interviews
- • List B: A larger group of organisations who should be approached through questionnaires and who should be targeted for dissemination of project results by WP6..
A stakeholder Consultation will be set up. Members of the stakeholder’s panel and List A will be invited to a workshop early in the project (Month 6) in order to discuss the needs for data and services as well as exchanging ideas and requirements regarding the final infrastructure solution.
The workshop will be followed up by a questionnaire giving all involved stakeholders the opportunity to specify their individual requirements. Furthermore, certain selected organisations will be interviewed in order to get more detailed information on how a pan-European geological infrastructure will be able to meet their concrete needs. Input from all stakeholders will be compiled into prioritised lists of datasets and services to be included in the infrastructure.
A functional requirement specification as well as 3-5 very specific use cases will be selected and described. Focus will be on the relevance and feasibility of these use cases in order to be able to provide services through the infrastructure which are of use to large groups of geoscientific users.
A second stakeholder workshop will be organised in month 16, where stakeholders can provide feedback on preliminary results of the project.
Document: User needs datasets services
Document: User requirements and use cases
DELIVERABLE: D2.2 User Needs for Datasets and Services
DELIVERABLE: D2.3 Functional User Requirements and Use Cases
Contact Person: Mikael Pedersen (email@example.com)
The WP will assess the priority needs and evaluate which important datasets and expertise are currently available, at the national level, which can be used as the backbone of the EGDI. In order to achieve these goals the WP3 will draft a long term prioritisation action plan and will be carried out through the following tasks:
Task 3.1: Review of previous and ongoing projects. Inventory of previous and ongoing projects (e.g. OneGeology, EuroGeoSource, PanGeo, eWater, eEarth, GeoMind, GeoSeas, eModNet, etc.) · Inventory will include detailed analysis of the data available (type, format), how it was created, portals currently in use to access the data, the necessary development needed in order to make the data interoperable and suitable for EGDI (with WP4). Data Integration will build on the experience acquired mainly during the development of the OneGeology-Europe Project. It will also build on the experience acquired within the INSPIRE Directive Drafting Teams.
Task 3.2: Review of the data available within NGSO. This Task will carry out a detailed analysis of the data currently available within NGSO. An Inventory of datasets and details of the conditions of use of those datasets will be produced. · This task will also complete a review of relevant data held by national organisations other than NGSO. It will document the accessibility criteria/ conditions and availability of use (with WP5). · This task will include a survey of available geoscientific national and regional data in the proposed pan-European derived data-set areas (for example: raw materials, groundwater, hazardous areas, geophysical data, geochemical data, etc).
- • Flooding hazard potential (River, Groundwater, Coastal)
- • Radon hazard potential o Tsunami hazard potential
- • Ground stability hazard potential (landslides, swell-shrink clays, buried karst, etc.)
- • Mining hazard potential
- • Harmful elements in soils
- • Heat flow
- • Active fault distribution, seismicity
- • Minerals and energy resources maps (e.g. coal, already in development in an existing EC project)
Propose Methodologies by which derived datasets will be produced. The methodologies for the production of pan-European derived data-sets will take into account the variability of skills and resources available to EGS members (and NGSO) and will allow flexibility, permitting members to contribute on differing levels according to their abilities. These methodologies wouldn’t just be making access to the data from the current and previous projects mentioned above, but would also be building on-the-fly derived datasets from the maintained and updated source components.
Task 4: technical requirements for serving 3D geological models. Explore the possibilities, data and technical requirements, and the developments required to provide 3D geological models
Document: Review of previous and ongoing projects
Document: Inventory of relevant datasets
DELIVERABLE: D 3.1 Review of previous and ongoing projects
Contact Person: Kathryn Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The evaluation of existing interoperable infrastructures will review the status and best practices of the technical architecture and design of large initiatives dealing with geospatial information (INSPIRE, GEOSS, EuroGEOSS, GMES,US-GIN, EPOS). It will also evaluate experiences about design, implementation and operation gained through previous EU funded projects including OneGeology-Europe, EuroGeoSource, eWater, EModnet, GeoMind and others. Finally, this task will explore possible synergies with other activities in the e-infrastructures domain.
Technical Specifications, taking into account the user requirements derived from WP2, will design an interoperable system supporting a distributed implementation to facilitate the deployment and the operational performance of the system. A special attention will be given to those requirements that are not addressed by “standard” implementations developed for demonstration purposes, such as the management of 3D models, or performance and reliability issues that are crucial for professional use. This includes the possibilities of using cloud architectures, keeping in mind possible legal concerns of some surveys
The technical specifications of the EGDI architecture will address:
- • Identification of existing standards for data models developed through international or European initiatives (INSPIRE core and extensions), and their appropriateness for EGDI. This will include the standards for metadata and for semantic interoperability (taking into account multilingualism).
- • Specification of required services, including: access control and security, data publishing, discovery, conformity testing, view (including on 3D models), data access, registry management and access, monitoring of the infrastructure services.
- • Evaluation of methodologies to provide search and access to consolidated European datasets combining distributed datasets served by the national contributors.
- • Design of a multilingual EGDI portal giving access to all datasets, including 3D data and models (building on existing portals)
Moreover the evaluation of NGSO capacities will estimate the capacity of the national geological surveys to implement the proposed specifications in order to define appropriate technical solutions and develop sharing of expertise within the community. It will also evaluate the maintenance of the infrastructure that will have to take into account the evolution of technical solutions as well as evolution of data models.
DELIVERABLE: D 4.3 Infrastructure Needs
Contact Person: Grellet Sylvain (S.Grellet@brgm.fr)
First, the analysis of trust and authentication issues will address the legal requirements and conditions in order to ensure trust within the infrastructure and look at the roles and profiles that may need to be developed for this. This relates to, among other aspects, identity management, authentication, access management, and digital credentials.
Second, the national rules and regulations will be analysed on the availability of the data identified as priority datasets within WP3. WP5 will compare these rules and regulations and determine possible remaining barriers in national legislation. Next, it will make an inventory of existing licensing policies that may be used as input for the legal and organisational framework for the EGDI.
Third, possible governance models will be analysed and compared for data infrastructures (in particular the ERIC model) and their strengths and weaknesses for the governance of the EGDI will be assessed. Recommendations will be made to EuroGeoSurveys for implementing a governance model.
Based on these three activities, will be created created for the development and maintenance of the EGDI and for removing the remaining legal and organisational barriers. These guidelines will address the availability of data under open licensing policies, trust and authentication, and governance of the infrastructure.
DELIVERABLE: D 5.1 Report on trust and authentication
DELIVERABLE: D 5.2 Report on regulation and policies
DELIVERABLE: D 5.3 Report on Governance Structure
Contact Person: Marie-Christine Janssens (M-Ch.Janssens@law.kuleuven.be)
- • To implement the effective internal communication within the consortium, which includes both the full participants in this proposal and the other member organisations of EuroGeoSurveys
- • To widely disseminate information on and progress of EGDI-Scope in a comprehensive, systematic, objective and professional manner to all relevant stakeholders, with a particular focus on EU bodies and the broad geoscientific community. For more information…
The implementation of the internal communication is based in ensuring a proper communication flow during the project in collaboration with WP1. This includes the develop a web-based management tool (based on existing, open-source solutions). This will be a secured domain within the project website where documents of general use for the consortium (contract documents, deliverables, templates, meeting agenda’s and minutes, progress reports etc.) can be stored, and distributed. The tool will also facilitate management tasks fast and easy reporting of project work, resources and expenditure. A “forum” section will be included, where participants can discuss all project-related matters. All participants will be provided with a manual on how to operate the tools’ functionalities.
The WP6 will also develop templates for e.g. presentations, reports, deliverables, and posters , organise project meetings and keep EGS members informed of project progress (through the project website, a project newsletter, and through presentations at EGS National Delegate and General Meetings).
The main goal of external communication and dissemination is to inform, through a range of communication channels, all relevant stakeholders on the project and it’s progress. (Ex: Dissemination Database with contact details of stakeholders, public website, logo, reports, presentations, brochures, flyer, newsletter, conferences and other events at national and international level , specific workshops for relevant stakeholders) .
External communication will target relevant EU bodies and officers; the geoscience community in a broad sense (Academic organisations, trade and professional associations and bodies operating in geoscientific fields, international GSO’s, Industry); as well as the general public.
The project will actively participate in joint activities and meetings related to the e-Infrastructures and other related areas including the participation and contribution to relevant working groups established under the above initiative. The objective of the concertation activity is to optimise synergies between projects and the collective impact and value of the programme.
The project will (also) provide input for relevant European Commission initiated dissemination activities (e.g. press releases, news bulletins, brochures, success stories, posters, web-based publications, multimedia material etc). In this context the project’s dissemination messages will also reflect its broader societal and economic impact.
The project’s dissemination material in relation to the above goal will be regularly updated to provide the latest version of its status and achievements.
Document: Banner EGDI-Scope 2012
Document: Brochure EGDI-Scope 2013
Document: Brochure EGDI-Scope 2014
Document: Newsletter 08 Oct 2012
Document: Newsletter 09 Jan 2013
Document: Newsletter April 2013
Document: Newsletter July 2013
Document: Newsletter October 2013
Document: Newsletter January 2014
Document: Newsletter April 2014
Document: Newsletter July 2014
Document: Statement EGS at GEO-X
Document: Press Release EGDI-Scope Final Event
DELIVERABLE: D 6.5 Report on final Symposium
Contact Person: Claudia Delfini (email@example.com)